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Trail Building 101

 The culture of trail stewardship starts within our community. If you like recreating on trails, chances are you’ll really enjoy building and maintaining them too. Trail work is a little bit engineering; a little bit craft, ecology, user psychology, and a whole lot of labor, hopefully, labor of love. When in doubt, cut it out. Think Like Water! Contents  Kananaskis Country History Where Do Trails Come From, And How Are They Managed Trail Day - [...]

Tribute to Fellow Trail Enthusiast and Volunteer

Family and friends of Jim Davis felt that a fitting tribute to his memory was to build some trail in his honour. That's exactly what happened on Sunday, July 14 when 3 generations of Jim's family joined GBCTA crew leaders and and a regular volunteer crew to work on a new All Seasons Trail trail paralleling Moose Loop Ski Trail. Many thanks for a great trail building day!

July Volunteer Trail Days

We are having a super season out here on the trails with a record amount of early season maintenance being done. Thank you to everybody who has volunteered individually and to Steve at Birchcliff Energy and Fanny at Suncor Energy for organizing Group Trail Days. Combined with our volunteer Crew Leaders all of your efforts have made a noticeable difference!!! Sending this quick reminder with July TRAIL DAY dates: July 6th (Sat), 9th (Tues), 14th [...]

2019 Crew Trail Dates Announced

GBCTA is looking forward to having volunteers join us on any of the following trails dates for trail building and maintenance in West Bragg. Tuesday, June 11th Sunday, June 16th Tuesday, June 18th Saturday, June [...]

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Crew Leader Training Sets a New Standard

The GBCTA has kicked off the 2019 trail season by hosting 2 crew leader training sessions out in West Bragg Creek. This is the first year that a coalition of 6 trails groups have come [...]

Tunes For Trails Fundraiser

Our 2019 Tunes For Trails Organizing Team This event couldn't have happened without a dedicated team of volunteers. Mike Christ [...]

  • GBCTA Trail Stock 2019

Celebrating Volunteers Concert in WBC

TrailStock 2019 - Volunteer Event! FREE EVENT! On Saturday, June 8th GBCTA hosted the inaugural "TrailStock" free concert in the parking lot.  This is our way of saying thank you to the people who volunteered [...]

  • Roots in the Wilderness

Interview with Leader Groomer Jeff Hughes

Kate Hamilton of Roots in the Wilderness interviews Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association lead x-country ski  groomer Jeff Hughes re the purpose and the work of the Association as well as some of the [...]

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GBCTA Committed to Leader Training

The GBCTA is collaborating with other local trail building groups in efforts to promote improved workplace safety and standardized trail building techniques in the region.  Trail Crew Leader training sessions are scheduled at the West [...]

Volunteer Trail Days this Spring/ Summer

Getting together with friends for a ride out at West Bragg followed by a little 'Parking Lot Apres' -- now that is the definition of a great day!!!  Why not take the experience to the [...]

Brews For Bragg

A HUGE SUCCESS! In fact the only problem was that people had to wait to get in line because it was so busy! The Patty J Trio rocked the house with their tunes, the beer [...]

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National Trails Coalition Budget Announcement

National Trails Coalition announces that it is pleased with investments in 2019 federal budget. Following the release of the federal government's 2019 budget, the National Trails Coalition (NTC) is pleased by a number of direct [...]

  • XC Bragg Creek Ski and Bike Society

Support for GBCTA from XCBC

Letter of Support for Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association Ski Grooming  Dear GBCTA board members:  XC Bragg Creek Ski and Bike Society (XCBC) is a community oriented, youth focused, ski and mountain bike club based [...]

  • U of C Outdoor Centre

Kudos from U of C – Outdoor Centre

Dear Conrad and all the XC Groomers at WBC I am the coordinator of the XC programs at the Outdoor Centre, University of Calgary.  On behalf of our group, we just wanted to say THANK [...]

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    Volunteer Appreciation Event

    November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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ALL SEASON TRAILS

Kms of trails for hiking, biking, fat biking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, trail running and dog walking near Calgary. Trails built and maintained by thousands of volunteers hours every year.

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WINTER TRAILS

The GBCTA Ski Committee works in conjunction with K-Country to improve trail conditions and track set the West Bragg Creek Ski Trails to provide a quality Nordic ski experience in West Bragg Creek.

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COMMUNITY TRAILS

Community Trails include Banded Peak, Redwood, Centennial Trail and Trans Canada Trail. Our objective is to create pathways that connect our community and provide access for all residents of Bragg Creek.

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Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund Calgary Foundation

The Calgary Foundation

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